VICE-PRESIDENT Phelekezela Mphoko was on Wednesday caught in yet another eye of a storm when he paid an impromptu visit to Carswell Farm in Mashonaland West province under the guise of resolving a land dispute.

Ownership dispute between Carswell Montana Meats and Joseph Dzvaka Chirau. The latter claims to be in possession of a government-issued offer letter dated 2005.

According to sources privy to the visit, the VP claimed his mission had been sanctioned by First Lady Grace Mugabe

High Court earlier ruled that police should allow the protest to proceed between 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (1000-1400 GMT) in what Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) called a “victory for democracy”.

MDC-T secretary general and lawyer Douglas Mwonzora said the police had disregarded the court order and accused ZANU-PF youths of infiltrating the crowd to disrupt the protest.

Opposition parties leading the protests say the electoral commission is biased in

POLICE Friday fired tear gas at opposition leaders and hundreds of demonstrators as a protest against President Robert Mugabe descended into one of the worst outbreaks of violence in two decades.

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former vice president Joice Mujuru fled the rally in their cars while protesters ran for cover as police firing tear gas and water cannons broke-up the core of the demonstration.

Clashes then spread through the streets of Harare as riot police fought running

AIR Zimbabwe plans to rationalise its bloated management and re-organise in order to survive in the face of high administrative costs.

The national airline is already negotiating an exit package with former acting chief executive Edmund Makona, who left in a huff after the surprise appointment of Ripton Muzenda as substantive boss last week.

The airline, struggling under a $300 million debt, has four directors, 21 senior managers and over 600 employees against the five operational

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday came close to yet another embarrassing fall when he stumbled while stepping out of his official vehicle on arrival at the Exhibition Centre for the official opening of this year’s Harare Agricultural Show.

Thousands who had gathered at the Glamis Arena did not see the incident as Mugabe was sandwiched by hordes of security details, but the incident was captured live by ZBC cameras.

Early last year, Mugabe tumbled in public at Harare International


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National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe Chairperson, Sten Zvorwadza has been arrested on allegations of inciting public violence.


Zvorwadza was arrested at Harare Central Police station where he had gone to report as part of his bail conditions.

#Tajakumuka spokesperson, Promise Mkwananzi was also reportedly arrested earlier on same allegations.

The two are currently detained at the CID Law and Order Section.

According to sources, Zvorwadza was apprehended soon after arriving at the police station


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The United States is troubled by the economic policies and financial strains that have prompted numerous recent protests in Zimbabwe and we join many Zimbabweans in their deep concern over reports of violence during some of the protests.

The United States supports freedoms of speech and assembly and we call on the government of Zimbabwe to exhibit restraint and respect the human rights of all Zimbabwean citizens, including those basic rights. We urge everyone to engage in non-violent

We give you updates of the anti-government mega demonstration.

09:44 Demonstrators have gathered at the Magistrates Court as police have cordoned off the Freedom Square where the protest was supposed to start from.

They are firing teargas canisters and beating up anyone who attempts to move into the square.

Police dispersing protesters from Freedom Square throwing tear gars #GrandDemo

By 9 a.m there was a heavy presence of police all over Harare with multiple roadblocks on major

Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa has announced the squad that will face Guinea in their last Group L AFCON qualifier on September 3.

Khama Billiat is not part of the squad along with Hardlife Zvirekwi who is suspended.

Dynamos’ Godknows Murwira has benefited from Zvirekwi’s absence.

Tatenda Mukuruva (Dynamos), Donovan Bernard (How Mine), Nelson Chadya (Ngezi Platinum)

Blessing Moyo (Maritzburg United), Teenage Hadebe (Chicken Inn), Onismor Bhasera

HELLO H-Metro readers and fun-loving people at large.

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As backing vocalist and entertainer who has been in the game for a while, we got through a lot which I want to share with you gentle reader.

In my career spanning over a decade, I have seen quite a lot while my recent departure from my former boss Jah Prayzah’s camp has not been properly articulated in some quarters.

I have

Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo says the planned mega demonstration by opposition political parties will be crushed.

“We have a moral duty to protect citizens of this country. We have a moral duty to protect people that do business in the CBD area so that they are not unnecessarily disrupted by these malcontents that were running around the city yesterday (Wednesday).

“Tsvangirai and his henchman Mutasa, they don’t seek permission from me. They seek permission from

Choppies managing director Mr Siqokoqela Mphoko has apologised "if we have wronged anyone," following the targeting of Choppies by rioters.

“We have a partnership with Botswana, who has extended their operations into other countries such as South Africa. In South Africa they extended their operations about eight years ago and in Zimbabwe, in 2013.

“With this business we have managed to call in for foreign partners and when such things happen, it is a very sad

Cops ruthlessly crushed a march by churches in Harare yesterday, arresting all the leaders and chasing away all the marchers.

The leader of the Devine Destiny Network Bishop Ancelimo Magaya and several other people were arrested and later released when they turned up for the march.

Heavily-armed police thronged the venue where Bishop Magaya and members of the Devine Destiny were intending to gather for the protest. By the time the would-be protesters arrived at the corner of Julius

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